Figma Essentials

Design and prototype your next idea in the cloud

Companies like Spotify, Netflix, Nike, and digital innovators have been using Figma to design their next mobile app, marketing website, or proof of concept.

Figma is for design work what google docs is for word processing work. We use it in almost every Design Sprint process.

All of the world’s top designers use Figma, and you have a chance to join them in the fundamentals. If you can create a square on your computer, you can learn how to take your designs to the next level in Figma.


September 16, 2020


9am - 10:30am CT​


Live Online

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What to expect

What to Expect

Facilitators lead and guide teams through important virtual and in-person gatherings (think: “lockdowns,” working sessions, strategic meetings, etc.) to achieve better outcomes. They are skilled at developing focused agendas, leading collaborative activities, remaining impartial, and keeping participants on task. Even if you are not a professional facilitator, many of us have to play the role of facilitator at key moments in our day-to-day work. Here’s your chance to learn tools to do it more successfully.

What You'll Learn

You will learn the essentials of Figma, today’s greatest design software tool, that designers use to make apps and websites that you love. We’ll teach you the modern paradigm of paired designing and distributed design methods, and you’ll be energized by a new and lean way to present digital interface concepts.

How You'll Learn

We can’t learn Figma without getting inside of Figma and creating! So, be ready to unleash the designer within you!



Understand what you can create in Figma and when to use it.


Create a website prototype in just 45 minutes.


Showcase the prototype and review other advanced features so you can start using Figma tomorrow.


How can we all use Figma how can we all continue to get better together?

Who Should Attend

Product Leaders

who want to make the most of maker culture and distributed teams


who need to get better at visually communicating their ideas.


who want to impress their team with new design skills.

Design Sprinters

who want to add a new prototyping tool to their toolkit.

Key Takeaways

How quickly digital prototypes can be designed

The essentials of Figma and wiring up a prototype

How to present a prototype to your users

The new paradigm of cloud-based design programs

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John Fitch

John is an entrepreneur and business coach. He is Chief Product Officer of Voltage Control, where we prototypes tools to help people facilitate better meetings. He enjoys designing technology through unlearning and the generous act of sonder. Prior to Voltage Control, John was Entrepreneur in Residence at Animal Ventures where he advised Fortune 100 leadership on their prototyping practices and led distributed software teams at the intersection of machine learning, robotics, and decentralized computing. John also worked directly with Google Ventures running Design Sprints and now coaches organizations how to develop rapid prototyping practices within their culture.

John is a co-author to two books with Douglas Ferguson: How To Remix Anything and Non-Obvious Guide to Magical Meetings and is an author of Time Off – a look at how modern society is burning us out, why time off and creativity will be a crucial component to the future of human work, and the solutions to help us all prioritize our “rest ethic.” John spends his leisure time farming, hosting dinner parties, and practicing Jiu Jitsu. He graduated from University of Texas at Austin and is a proud alumni of Seth Godin’s altMBA.
What People Are Saying

I realized my entire role is facilitation. I have to do a lot of lateral influencing. So I use these skills even if it is not a super-structured workshop. Our product team has micro meetings all the time, and these methods help us get the most of those moments. My team can lean on me to facilitate. You will redesign the way you have conversations. I can’t believe every college student doesn’t have to take a class like this. This is how you collaborate. It is the underpinning of the future of work.

Savannah C.


Apply for a Diversity Scholarship

A key part of our mission is to support diverse facilitators from different methodologies, backgrounds, races, genders, sexual orientations, cultures, and ages. If you are a part of, or serve, a traditionally underrepresented group and feel that this scholarship would allow you to amplify this mission, please apply now.

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Please note that photographs, video & audio recordings will be taken throughout this event. These will be used by Voltage Control for marketing and publicity in our publications, on our website and in social media, or in any third-party publication. Please contact us via email if you have any concerns or if you wish to be exempted from this activity.​

The Books

Bring Your Ideas to Life

Innovation can seem complex or reserved for the exceptional. But we believe innovation is for everyone. We’ve set out to illuminate a path for you to generate bold ideas, visualize and share them, overcome obstacles, and turn them into reality. Our books are equal parts guidebook and stories from years of experience helping companies adopt an innovation mindset and culture. They’re practical & actionable, so you can get started now. We hope they’ll help you on your journey to realizing your biggest, boldest ideas.